Gillett to celebrate Diamond Jubilee


The city of Gillett will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee this fall with a community celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Zippel Park. The Diamond Jubilee commemorates the year 1944 – 75 years ago – when Gillett incorporated and chartered as a city.  Louis Zahn, who previously served as village president, became Gillett’s first mayor.

Past and present residents of the Gillett community are invited to join friends and neighbors at the Diamond Jubilee to celebrate Gillett’s history. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with kids’ activities, food, and refreshments. The afternoon will feature a cornhole tournament and DJ music. The celebration concludes with a pork dinner and live music. Some events will be held outdoors at the park, while others will be inside the park’s Expo Building. Want to get involved? The Diamond Jubilee planning committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Cracked Cup, 127 E. Main St., Gillett. Call City Hall, 920-855-2255, for more information.

Schedule of Events at Zippel Park


  • 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Historical Wagon Tours Around Gillett
  • 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids Activities
  • 10:30- 4 p.m. Brats, Burgers & Refreshments at the Food Stand
  • 12 p.m. Registration opens for 2-person team Cornhole Tournament
  • 1 p.m. Cornhole Tournament
  • 5-7 p.m. Pig Roast: $15 advance tickets, $20 at the door
  • 7 p.m. Live music by Texwishigan in the Expo Building